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Is Ice Bucketing hazardous to your health?

Asked by elbanditoroso (23721points) August 14th, 2014

Apparently there is a new fad this summer of pouring a bucket of ice over one’s head in order to raise money for various causes. Here’s one of MANY examples: link

This phenomenon is happening all over the country and is raising awareness (and money!).

Is there a health hazard to pouring ice water over one’s head? Could the shock of the cold water confuse the body’s temperature regulation?

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